Weekday News Wrap: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
- The EU has stopped the clock on the inclusion of international aviation in its Emissions Trading System to allow recent developments in the ICAO negotiations on global aviation greenhouse gas emissions, mentioned in yesterday’s news wrap, to run their course.
- Argentina is preparing to file a claim at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea in Hamburg to obtain the release of its vessel the ARA Libertad, which was seized by its creditors, as Julian reported last month.
- Israel may consider bringing back its controversial targeted killing policy to stem rocket attacks from the Gaza strip. Israeli Defence Forces also fired into Syria for the second day in a row in retaliation over mortar shells from Syria spilling over into Israeli territory.
- Over at Armed Groups and International Law, Dan Saxon offers an analysis of the ethical and legal obligations of journalists covering the conflict in Syria.
- The UK has ordered the provisional release of Abu Qatada instead of his deportation to Jordan.
- The UN has elected 18 new countries, one of which is the United States, to a three-year term on the Human Rights Council beginning January 1, 2013.
- The Appeals Chamber of the ICTY has announced that the judgment in Prosecutor v. Gotovina & Markac will be issued on 16 November 2012.
- NATO has said it is “ready” to help Turkey deal with Syria.
- Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said his country should consider bringing back the death penalty, a decade after Ankara abolished capital punishment as part of reforms aimed at European Union membership.